FC Halifax Town boss Billy Heath says that his side were fantastic as Town ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over Nuneaton Town at the MBi Shay Stadium.
An excellent first half finish from Adam Morgan and a Matty Kosylo penalty helped propel The Shaymen up to fifth in the Vanarama National League North table, with a clean sheet to wrap up the celebrations.
An impressive performance down the wing from Kosylo earned him the man of the match award for his involvement in every Shaymen attack. While it may not have been his best performance, Heath was quick to praise the winger’s dispatched penalty.
“He did okay, I do not actually think that is one of the best games he has had. He scored the penalty which was important for us, they are the pressure times and he dispatched the penalty. He did well”.
Town did well to limit the amount of chances their opponents could create, whilst at the other end, Morgan played his part in what was an impressive attacking performance. Heath recognises that all his players should be praised for each of their efforts.
“The only real time that we were in trouble was when we caused it ourselves. We were just a little bit relaxed at times on the football. Credit to the players, they were fantastic. We dominated for long periods and we should have had more goals.
“We came in at 1-0 and it was good to get the penalty straight after because it took a bit of pressure off us. We really saw the game through comfortably enough.
“The thing is with 'Morgs' is that he has got quality. The finish again was just fantastic. We put a good ball in, a nice piece of play but it is still difficult because it was skidding at him quite quickly.
“He has controlled it very well and finished it, that's what we know Morgan can do. Going in at 1-0 I thought was fully deserved, if not more”.
After a very bright display in the first half, Heath knew it was key that his side replicated that from early in the second half. Addressed well, The Shaymen could have scored three if it wasn’t for Morgan to be judged offside. Although, Heath says that it was tight decision.
“We wanted to play a high tempo so after half time we needed to make sure we started right. It was another nice bit of play, the penalty wasn't in question and once again Kozzy has done ever so well, the keeper went very early and he's put it in the other corner.
“I'd like to see it again to see if he was or he wasn't off side. When he hit, it I didn't think he was, it may prove that he was five yards off but when he did bicycle kick it in it didn't look offside”.
With Town now entering the play-off spots at the expense of Stockport, The Shaymen will now need to focus on keeping their place. While they may only be in there by one point, Heath is confident that his side can focus on themselves for their upcoming fixtures.
“We looked strong. We are getting a good protection in front of the back four, the boys are working tremendously hard but once again the back four look solid…
“If we are going to compete in this league we have got to have a squad where there will be three experienced players at a time not in the squad. All we can do is make sure we keep getting three points ourselves.
“The season isn't over, last time I checked Fylde haven't won the league yet so all we can do is keep putting pressure on everybody above us”.